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We would love to share some of your stories whether they are about personal experiences on treatment, in fundraising, or anything else you would like to share. Send your stories and photos to info@candlelighters.org.uk. © Karen Turner Photography, header image.

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Changes to telephone advice calls A...
Changes to telephone advice calls August 2017
16-08-17Our stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
From the middle of August 2017 the Children and Teenage Oncology and Haematology unit at Leeds will be using a new way of responding to phone calls from parents when a child is unwell, or from older teenagers who may rin
Collection Tin Amnesty
Collection Tin Amnesty
17-07-17Our stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
We are recalling all of our collection tins so we can gather the old pound coins from them before they go out of circulation! If you return your collection tin with the old pound coins in it, you can have a brand new emp

Your stories

Supporters take part in Jungle Spee...
Supporters take part in Jungle Speed Shear in aid of Candlelighters
21-08-17Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
On Saturday 7th August, supporters Millie and Jonathon Easton held a sheep shearing contest to raise money for Candlelighters, as well as a hog roast, bar and disco. The siblings decided to donate some of the funds raise
Lili Braves the Shave for Candlelig...
Lili Braves the Shave for Candlelighters
27-07-17Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
This week, Lili Butterworth from Liversedge shaved her head to raise money and awareness for Candlelighters. She chose to do this after Candlelighters supported her family when her four year old brother, Louie Blue was d
When Josh met Toby
When Josh met Toby
13-07-17Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
On the 30th June, local boxer, Josh Warrington came to visit Candlelighters for the afternoon. Josh is the current WBC and has previously held the European, British and Commonwealth and English featherweight titles. The
The Three Peaks Poem
The Three Peaks Poem
11-07-17Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
On Sunday 2nd July, Allison Brown, Maria Stephenson and Maria’s fiance, Michael Frankland took part in The Three Peaks challenge to raise money for Candlelighters. Whilst resting at the top of the first peak, Whern
Candlelighters selected as The Whit...
Candlelighters selected as The White Rosettes barbershop singers chosen charity!
05-07-17Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Candlelighters are delighted to have been selected as the chosen charity in 2017 by The White Rosettes in Leeds. They are an award-winning ladies barbershop chorus with over 70 members who meet every Wednesday in Leeds f
Family thank school after they rais...
Family thank school after they raise over £5000
03-07-17Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
In November 2013, Gabrielle Alderson was diagnosed with an aggressive form of children’s cancer. After the diagnosis, Gaby herself, as well as family, friends and the school she attended, worked tirelessly to raise mon
Coast to Coast bike ride in aid of ...
Coast to Coast bike ride in aid of Candlelighters
29-06-17Your stories • Posted by Lucy Brown
Local supporter, Liz Adamson, recently cycled over 100 miles in four days to raise money for children’s cancer. On 9th June one of our local supporters, Liz, cycled from St Bees all the way to Whitby in just four days
Chemo-Duck-A-Thon: Supporters to cr...
Chemo-Duck-A-Thon: Supporters to create patients’ toy outfits for an entire day
23-06-17Your stories • Posted by Elli Pugh
Chemo ducks are given to a child diagnosed with cancer being treated at Leeds Children’s Hospital for play therapy and to support and educate children and their families during their diagnosis and treatment for cancer.
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